Jair Bolsonaro
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.Andressa Anholete/Getty Images
  • The president of Brazil was taken to hospital in São Paulo in the early hours of Monday morning.
  • He posted a photo of himself in a hospital bed on Twitter.
  • He is in stable condition and undergoing treatment, The Guardian reported.

The president of Brazil has been taken to hospital with an intestinal blockage but is in stable condition, according to the hospital's medical note.

Jair Bolsonaro said on Twitter that he started to feel sick after lunch on Sunday and was later admitted to hospital in São Paulo at 3am (6am GMT).

He was put on a nasogastric tube, which carries food and medicine to the stomach via the nose, and is anticipating more tests ahead of possible surgery for internal obstruction in the abdominal region, he said on Twitter.


The Vila Nova Star hospital in São Paulo said that he was admitted there in the early hours of Monday morning due to intestinal obstruction,  The Guardian reported.

"He is in stable condition, undergoing treatment, and will be re-evaluated this morning by Dr. Antonio Luiz de Vasconcellos Macedo's team. At the moment, there is no forecast for him being discharged," the note said.

The Brazilian president has been hospitalized multiple times since he was stabbed during his 2018 election campaign and said this is the second hospitalization with the same symptoms. In July 2021, he was hospitalized for a 10-day bout of hiccups that left him with abdominal pain


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